Anusha Malla

Anusha Malla
  • Graduate Student Ambassador
  • Degree sought: M.S. Human Computer Interaction


amallaiu [dot] edu



Undergraduate degree: Computer Science and Engineering


Hometown: Hyderabad, Telangana, India

I come from a computer science background, and worked as a developer and then as a designer before deciding that I needed to pursue my master’s in Human-Computer Interaction at IUPUI.

Looking at the pace of tech evolution, I wanted to prepare myself for the future. My core research revolves around voice assistants, addressing voice assistants and conversations that feel natural and human-like.

The HCI program at SoIC gave me flexibility, and a huge scope of research in futuristic experiences. I aspire to see myself redefining how we do things in the future, starting off by asking “Why?”

Advice for new students: Planning and strategizing goals will only get you there faster.